A big baking welcome to April’s #BakingCrumbs and 4 Stunning Show Stopper Bakes. Once more I was completely spoilt for choice this month and bowled over by the quality and sheer fabulousness of all the linked up recipes. A huge thank you to all who linked up.
As the first break in the weather appears and the sun begins to shine what better way could there be to celebrate it than with these mouthwatering bakes. I genuinely struggled to select our features for this linky as there were just so many I fell in baking love with. I am a glutton at heart and I could have cheerfully dived face first into all of them…..twice.
Kate’s incredible Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Brownies and Dark And Sticky Jamaican Ginger Cake particularly rang my baking bells. Her Brownies looked so deliciously damp and fudgy with chocolate orange and her Sticky Ginger Cake called to me for at least a week. I found it so hard to pull myself away from her brownie photos…..just look at those beauties.
Jenny’s Creme Egg Flapjacks were quite frankly genius and I just loved the sound of Coriander’s Chocolate And Hazelnut Flapjack Bites.
Now Onto 4 Show Stopper Bakes.
The Foodie Journey brought her gorgeous Vegan Chocolate Mousse Tart to the Linky party.
What a chocolatey beauty she is. Sylvie expertly guides us through this vegan masterpiece that will satisfy everyone’s needs, literally! I could just eat a slice or three right now.
Jacqui showcased her stunning Lemon And Raspberry Layer Cake. Drop Dead Gorgeous in an English Rose sort of way.
This is Jacqui’s first recipe blogging as Only Crumbs Remain and what an entrance. This is a cake of celebration in more ways than one. I’m sure there are many more elegant bakes to come. Watch this “Only Crumbs Remain” space….
These Gluten Free Rose Cupcakes from Glutarama are very pretty in pink.
They are just perfect for Mother’s Day and dairy free too. I would feel very spoilt if I got one of these on Sunday.
This Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake from Kat at The Baking Explorer looks almost too good to eat.
A damply dark chocolate sponge is topped expertly with chocolate orange buttercream and slices of Terry’s Chocolate Orange. How incredible would a slice of that be? Mega lush.
What I Recreated In Apply To Face Blog’s Kitchen
This month I have been baking as if my baking number is soon to be up. There has not been a weekend that I have not baked for and as my children get tubbier I can see no end in sight. One particular baking triumph were my Meringues.
Chewy in the middle and crisp on the outside. Meringue bliss, genuinely hard to beat with a big bowl of strawberries and softly whipped cream.
I am inspired every where I look and of course #BakingCrumbs is a veritable feast for the baker. This month I was drawn to Eb’s Easy Peasie Foodie Easy White Soda Bread
This was something that I hadn’t ever baked before but when I tasted it I recognised the flavour. Super simple and speedy to put together it has a distinctive flavour that I loved. I served it slathered with unsalted butter with some soup and it was blinkin gorgeous. Eb’s recipe has firmly earned it’s place in my kitchen and I can’t wait to get my chops around it again.
PIN THE BAKING CRUMBS ROUND UP.
NOW ONTO THE APRIL #BAKINGCRUMBS LINKY.
IF YOU’VE GOT A BAKE TO SHARE, JOIN IN WITH #BAKINGCRUMBS!
Baking Crumbs is for all of those sweet and savoury bakes, where there’s the potential for crumbs! Pies and pastries, cookies and flapjacks, cakes and cupcakes, brownies, meringues……..
HERE’S HOW TO JOIN IN:
- PLEASE INCLUDE A LINK TO BOTH OUR BLOGS – Jo’s Kitchen Larder and Apply To Face Blog
- You can grab the badge too if you wish but it’s not essential. If you are using the badge please note the new one below! Simply grab a code and paste it into your post’s HTML section.
- Link up to 3 new bakes with a clear image, using the linky below. (Feel free to contact me if you have any problems doing so).
- Where applicable include the source of the recipe, though do use your own photos.
- Join me in making this a great baking community by sharing the blogging and baking love! Do spend some time commenting on, sharing, and yumming those bakes which catch your eye using the #BakingCrumbs hashtag so people know where you’ve come from!
And why not use the hashtag #BakingCrumbs on Instagram too!
You’re also invited to join the Official Baking Crumbs Linky pinterest group board! Just drop me a note and I’ll get you added to the board!
And why not join the Baking Crumbs FaceBook group too, and share your love of baking with other like minded people
Please note, by linking up you are giving myself and Jo permission to use your photograph in the round up and on social media too.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM JO & MYSELF:
We will both be commenting on all of the bakes entered into the #BakingCrumbs linky. We will also be sharing your delicious bakes on Twitter, as well as Pinning and Yumming them (where there is a ‘Yum’ button)! At the start of each subsequent month (usually on the 1st) either Jo or myself will share a ‘highlight’ round up, as well as highlighting what we were tempted to recreate in our own kitchen that month.
A final note for anyone looking to buy some beautiful hand crafted pottery by Angela at Yorkshire Ceramics. She has some really beautiful and unique pieces. Here is her Etsy Link
HERE’S THE #BAKINGCRUMBS BADGE:
Here is the link to February 2019 #BakingCrumbs